Explore the latest in physiatry, including advances in stroke and spinal cord, sports, and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.
This quality improvement study assesses referral rates for cardiac rehabilitation after a default opt-out option is added to the decision pathway in the electronic medical record.
This randomized clinical trial compares high-intensity interval training with moderate-intensity continuous training for feasibility, safety, adherence, and efficacy of improving VO2 in patients with coronary artery disease.
This randomized clinical study assesses whether a 6-month mobile cardiac rehabilitation program is an effective therapy for elderly patients who decline participation in cardiac rehabilitation.
This cohort study analyzes Medicare claims data to assess whether changes in joint replacement care are associated with Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model among White, Black, and Hispanic patients.
This randomized clinical trial compares outpatient rehabilitation for total knee arthroplasty among patients receiving 4 kinds of physical therapy.
This Arts and Medicine feature describes the integration of local dance traditions into pulmonary rehabilitation programs for COPD and tuberculosis patients in low- and middle-income countries.
This cohort study evaluates whether the use of physical and occupational therapy in the acute care hospital is associated with 30-day hospital readmission risk or death.
This diagnostic study examines whether plasma biomarkers can differentiate collegiate athletes who return to sport in less than 14 days vs 14 days or more following a sports-related concussion.
This cohort study investigates the implications of sex, age, socioeconomic status, cardiovascular disease (CVD) diagnosis, cardiothoracic surgery, and comorbidity for the association between cardiac rehabilitation participation and all-cause mortality.
This prognostic study examines participants’ scores on 8 screening tools to identify drivers who are potentially unsafe compared with on-road driving test scores.
This Viewpoint discusses the second surge of COVID-19 patients on postacute care facilities and offers suggestions on how the medical community and policy makers should prepare by ensuring adequate infrastructure, staff training, and protective equipment.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the validity of individual-level routine care functional assessments in Medicare rehabilitation settings compared with criterion-standard National Health and Aging Trends Study research assessments obtained no more than 90 days later.
This inception cohort study uses Medicare fee-for-service claims data to assess the association between initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of hospital discharge and 1-year survival among US patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2014.
This cohort study examines 1-year mortality and 1-year readmission rates for myocardial infarction or coronary revascularization for US veterans participating in Veterans Health Administration vs non–Veterans Health Administration cardiac rehabilitation programs.
This cross-sectional study measures the differences in length of stay at inpatient rehabilitation services and health outcomes between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.
This prognostic cohort study evaluates novel ambulation metrics in predicting 30-day readmission rates, discharge location, and length of stay using a real-time location system to continuously monitor the voluntary ambulations of postoperative cardiac surgery patients.
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